Canadian students “see no point” in reporting hate, discrimination on campus


In a recent article for the Star, several students shared that they “see no point” in reporting hate and discrimination incidents on campus. The Toronto Star reports that after experiencing repeated cases of antisemitic graffiti or the vandalism of Indigenous murals, many students felt that reporting had no outcome, leading to low reporting rates. “I strongly believe, in my experience in working at Canadian institutions of higher learning, that it is purposely ignored,” commented Canadian sociologist Walter deKeseredy (West Virginia University). “They’re scared. It’s highly competitive right now. There’s going to be a shortage of students […] so schools are competing heavily for students.” Institutional spokespersons shared that their institutions take reports seriously and actively investigate allegations.

Toronto Star (Acct Req)